PSTricks is a set of macros that allow the inclusion of PostScript code (e.g. drawings) directly inside (La)TeX code. This tag is compatible with the tag {diagrams}.

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Fundamental differences : PSTricks, TikZ/PGF and others

OK, since this is a pretty vague and subjective question. I need to set up some borders around the discussion that I intend to benefit from. But before anything, I certainly do NOT want to excite the ...
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Automagically externalising PSTricks and TikZ pictures

My thesis currently has a few PSTricks and TikZ pictures. It takes a while to compile over here Scott says he has some scripts to automate externalising TikZ pictures. I'm looking ideally for ...
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Drawing 3D Transformer with TikZ or PSTricks

Consider the picture of a transformer on the page: How do I draw this using either TikZ (which I have not used before) or PSTricks?
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Latex Code to draw arrow diagram [closed]

Could someone help me solve the problem of using latex code to draw a flow chart with arrows. I coded the following; \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{pstricks} ...
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How can I define a mathematical function as a LaTeX macro?

I am attempting to create a usable function within LaTeX such that its inputs are transformed mathematically. However, I cannot find any documentation that can perform such mathematical function ...
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Color gradient filling along a path

I want to make the gradient color to follow the pipe curve below rather than to span from the left to the right. The following MWE shows the default behavior which is not what I'm looking for. ...
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Using mdframed package with pstricks option in pdflatex possible?

I want to use the mdframed package with the pstricks option (for dashed lines etc) with pdflatex. But doing so threw an Undefined control sequence ... \c@lor@to@ps error. The internet tells me, ...
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Standard timeline with different circle colors

I just saw this amazing post and I was wondering if there was a slight addendum which could be used to make some of the circles in a different color. I also wanted to be able to modify the length of ...
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How to draw a triangle is insribed in a circle so that the vertices divide the circle into three arcs of lengths 3, 4 and 5?

I want to draw a triangle circle is insribed in a circle so that the vertices divide the circle into three arcs of lengths 3, 4 and 5. I tried with Geogebra. \documentclass[12pt]{standalone} ...
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Truncated pstricks image

I am attempting to draw a two lens system using pst-optic. Here is my code : \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pst-optic} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-15,-3)(15,3) \rput(5,0) ...
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make multiple transformations on a pstricks object

for a mathematics project, I want to show transformations using pstricks. In the meantime, rotating around an arbitrary point is working fine (thanks to you guys), and also mirroring of an image on a ...
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Drawing a two lens system using pst-optic

I am trying to draw a two lens system using pst-optic. Here is an example of the code I use : \begin{pspicture}[showgrid=true](-5,-3)(7,4) ...
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Psvectorian ornaments errors

I have major errors in psvectorian.tex from CTAN package. I have installed C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\dvips\pst-vectorian\psvectorian.pro and C:\Program Files\MiKTeX ...
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Drawing stacking of layers or plates

I would like to get the following image. Is it possible to draw using tikz or pstricks in latex? Please note the text labelling as well. I got a link in a similar spirit, but could not utilize it ...
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Text on rectangular spiral with automatic sizing to fill page

I'm wondering how this could be done in TeX: This is along the lines of Text spirals with TikZ but in a rectangle, with all text the same size, and all text should be at right angles (unlike the ...
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Light object / source in PGF / TikZ / PGFplots pictures like in PSTricks

I came across the PSTricks animation located at http://melusine.eu.org/syracuse/pstricks/pst-solides3d/animations/a43/ http://i.stack.imgur.com/NlqHZ.gif and noticed that it uses a light object / ...
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Label a triangle

How would I produce a triangle (with each side a different length) with labeled edges and angles? I'be managed to produce a triangle using pstricks, the code it \begin{pspicture}(0,-1.34)(6.8,1.34) ...
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How to draw a line chart like this?

From this site, I have learned how to draw fancy pie charts and bar charts. However, I cannot find a simple way to draw a line chart like the google's. Below is the screenshot: Is there a way to ...
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obtaining an image in Pstricks

How do I draw this image in PStricks: I know to draw the axis but not sure how to name the points and all.
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Beamer auto-pst-pdf — multiple images

I tried to include some pictures in a LaTeX Beamer presentation. I used auto-pst-pdf to produce a pdf output. Strangely, just the first picture shows up in the resulting document. Here's a minimal ...
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Problem with opacity in pgfplots when using pstricks package

Can anyone tell me why doesn't opacity work in pgfplots when I include the package "pstricks" and how could I fix it? See for example the code below: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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How should I draw a biased axes numbers in pstricks

Here is the question. Pstricks normally draws an axes with given Dy/Dx and dy/dx and the generated plot has the same length sections all over divided by equally distant ticks. What if we wanted to ...
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How does one draw the following graph?

Can anyone help me as to how I can draw the above picture using TikZ or PSTricks? I am not familiar with those two packages.
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How to make dominoes falling?

How to maker a LaTex drawing of dominoes falling as the following figure?
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Show y axis for psaxes starting from 130

I have a graph like this: However, when I plot it out on LaTex, it turns out like this: Here is the code: \begin{figure}[H] \centering ...
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How to building the flowchart report shape?

I am building un flowchart in psmatrix and need to generate the flowchart report(document) shape and I don't know as do it. The symbol is like in the picture below. Can somebody help me, please? ...
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How to automatically draw tree diagram of prime factorization with LaTeX?

I want to have a simple interface to automatically draw tree diagrams of prime factorization. For example, by invoking the following code, \PrimeTree{36} \PrimeTree{90} \PrimeTree{112} ...
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Installing xetex-pstricks on TeXLive

I installed xetex-pstricks via tlmgr install xetex-pstricks tlmgr update xetex-pstricks on my Windows 7 machine with a TeXLive installation. tlmgr info xetex-pstricks --list gave me info on ...
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Can anyone help in drawing this kind of graph?

Can anyone help in drawing the graph of the kind shown in figure with edge intersections? I struggled with pstricks and started to learn tikz but not able to do it. Kindly help as am not getting how ...
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Text alignment in clipped parbox

I have the following problem: I need to put variable length content into a fix-sized parbox the gets clipped with clipbox command. And want the content to be vertically centered. As long as the ...
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how to draw multiple graphs next to each other with labels

How to draw multiple graphs next to each other in a document? Also, how to name each graph with a label? One more thing is I need to show an dashed edge to intersect the graph edge, in that case how ...
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How to building on pstricks the flowchart shape?

I need to building several flowcharts with pstricks and I have problems to get the symbol as the below. Can somebody help me? \newcommand\psBucler[3]{% \pspolygon(-1,0.1)(1.2,0.1)(1.2,1)(-1,1) % ...
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Generate new or change a line color with Postscript notation

I'd like to use \psset{linecolor = blue!\mapDFVtoColor} whereas \mapDFVtoColor is defined as something like \def\mapDFVtoColor{20 40 add 3.5 div} Here's a bit longer but condensed example ...
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can't draw a line far enough to the right in a pspicture in landscape

I want to use pspicture in a landscape document, but I can't draw a line to the right hand side of the document with \psframe, while \rput works as expected. I've tried to create an MWE to demonstrate ...
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How one can draw 405 degree angle in learning material?

I would like to know how one can draw teaching material of trigonometry in LaTeX? Namely, I was looking how to draw 405 degree angle i.e. unit circle, a line segment to the circumference and a spiral ...
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Spirograph curves without gears, pen point

I am using the pst-spirograph package. An image produced by this package will show the spirograph curve, but will also show the gears and the pen point. I would like to obtain just the curve. Consider ...
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Random lines in a plot [closed]

Hi everyone, I have never used pstricks or tikz and it seems to be the best option to draw the kind of plots that I need. I have been researching and I have not found how to draw this random line ...
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How to convert a LaTeX file with pstricks code to pdf?

I am new to LaTeX and was writing an article with MikTeX. But when I insert a pspicture and compile the file into pdf format, the pspicture just does not show up. But if I compile the file into ps, ...
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rotate a polygon around point

I have the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-plot} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-6,-10)(10,10) ...
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Drawing spherical harmonics with pst-3dplot

For my lecture notes in theoretical physics (namely quantum mechanics) I'm trying to visualize the spherical harmonics. I got Mathematica to plot them an this is what I did: ...
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Draw a smooth surface

I would like to draw a smooth surface like http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/20912/how-to-draw-a-higher-genus-surface but using Asymptote, TikZ, Metapost, PStricks, or other TeX friendly ...
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Arrow inside circle - pstricks

I'm trying to draw an arrow inside the circle, otherwise it's confusing with the others... But I don't succeed ! Has someone an idea ? I created the "pt" to write quicklier... It's : ...
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Problem with \psframe

I want to create a book cover and for a start I want to add color to my page. The problem is that when I add the given geometry page and write down the \psframe, the result I get is a page with ...
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Fill colour for ring (pstricks)

I have a drawing for a cylinder and have filled in the ring section with light gray. However, because my background is light orange, the image turns out to be a bit weird. Here is the image: Here ...
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Automatically generate graphics which shows light diffusion on a rough surface

I just want to make an image like this (using tikz or pstricks) of light reflexion and diffusion: What I am interested in is, how this can be done (semi)-automatically via tikz or pstricks: ...
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How to use pstricks with expex to draw arrows in examples?

I'm using the expex package to write examples (in linguistics articles). This package, according to the documentation, allows one to draw arrows (to represent movement in syntax). There is a section ...
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About \psplot and domain of functions

I would like to know if i really have to calculate the domain of functions like sqrt(x-7) and log(x-7)/log(2) and tell to \psplot to work only inside that interval, e.g., for the interval [6,16] and ...
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Specifying coordinates with \def in PSTricks

I'm starting with PSTricks. I use the following macro to set cartesian coordinates: \def\newPoint#1(#2,#3) { \expandafter\def\csname x#1\endcsname{#2} \expandafter\def\csname ...
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Draw a contour around the cylinder

I'm willing to draw a contour around a cylinder. So far, I could get this one: The problem is that half of the circular part of the contour should be at the back of the cylinder which is not the case ...